Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine train derailment


The state of Ohio has sued the Norfolk Southern rail company after a train derailment in East Palestine, which forced emergency crews to burn a hazardous chemical over the village.

The lawsuit was announced Tuesday by the state's attorney general.

The suit claims that Norfolk Southern violated several state and federal laws governing the transportation and handling of hazardous waste, water pollution, air pollution, and operational negligence, according to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

The state is demanding damages, civil penalties, and a "declaratory judgement that Norfolk Southern is responsible," he said during a press briefing.